Category Archives: Essays

Colonel Kyber and the Mysterious Horse Barn – Part One

    Colonel Kyber and the Mysterious Horse Barn – Part One No one knows how old Colonel Kyber is, but it’s a sure bet that he is older than you or me. He has outlived several cats, most of which lived their entire lives protecting the mysterious horse barn from mice and other smaller-than-cat rodents. Colonel Kyber… Read More »

Thoughts on Winter and Snowflakes

  Thoughts on Winter and Snowflakes With a single flake of snow, winter begins. Like that first faint shadow of twilight, we hardly take notice of it. Our lives begin with a single breath  – and end with one final one. Spring begins with a single flower and fades into summer – and we hardly notice. Like our… Read More »

In the Blink of an Eye

  In the Blink of an Eye Time. Does anyone understand it? Does it even exist? I’m an old man and still, I can’t exactly explain what it is. Scientists say time and space are intertwined. Maybe they are the same. How long is a moment? How long is the blink of an eye? I was taking my… Read More »

On Her Sixth Birthday

  On Her Sixth Birthday I’ve been thinking about you a lot. Maybe because today you would have been celebrating your sixth birthday. And had you not been taken from us, by now you would have learned to sit up, crawl, walk, talk, and grow into a beautiful little girl. You would be in kindergarten this year. But… Read More »


  Equinox The autumnal equinox will arrive silently at 2:50 a.m. on Saturday. According to those who know the equinox – which is Latin for “Equal night” – means the days and nights will be nearly equal in length as the sun crosses the equator on its way to the Tropic of Capricorn. When it reaches the Tropic… Read More »

Penny Fuskmusker – The Witch of 42nd Street

    Penny Fuskmusker – The Witch of 42nd Street The world has changed so much since I was a kid. I suppose every generation has said that. My grandfather saw the first cars, the first airplanes, the first radios, the first telephones, the first TVs, and the first color TVs, and lived long enough to see a… Read More »